How old is Glen Johnson, what clubs did he play for and what is the Soccer Aid star up to now?

GLEN JOHNSON will be back in his shinpads and football boots on Sunday, taking on a mixture of celebrities and ex-pros in Soccer Aid.

The former England international will be lining up alongside old teammates Joe Cole, John Terry, Jamie Carragher and Michael Owen as they look to raise money for Unicef.

Glen Johnson will be back in an England jersey on Sunday as he returns to Stamford Bridge for Soccer Aid
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How old is Glen Johnson?

Johnson was born in Greenwich on August 23, 1984 – but had a different surname.

He came into the world as Glen McLeod Cooper Stephens, but changed to Johnson after his parents separated, taking his mother’s maiden name.

The right-back was named after former Tottenham and England star Glenn Hoddle.

But during his childhood, his mother struggled to keep the family afloat as a single parent with three children – at one stage living homeless and in hostels.

Yet, Wendy Johnson got her driving licence, meaning she could take her young son to football training.

Now, Glen and his family do not have to worry about money troubles, living with his wife Laura and three children – Jada, Brady and Kobi.

Who did Johnson play for?

Johnson played at six different clubs during his 16-year professional career as a right back.

He started off at West Ham in their academy in 1993, before get his first senior appearance in 2002 as a budding 18-year-old during a brief loan spell at Millwall.

But it wasn’t long before he was snapped up by Chelsea, spending four years at Stamford Bridge.

In his final year, Johnson joined Portsmouth on loan, before making the deal permanent for the following season.

Yet, he earned another shot at the top of the Premier League with Liverpool, enjoying six years at the Reds.

The defender ended his career with spell at Stoke City – claiming at total of four trophies, including the Premier League title in 2005 and the famous FA Cup success with Pompey three years later.

What does Johnson do now?

The former England international had set up Glen Johnson Soccer School in 2007, but it did not last more than a few years.

But in 2012, he revealed that he was completing a mathematics degree at Open University during his downtime.

Yet, since his retirement, he has enjoyed the life away from playing, often enjoy holidays and a spot of golf.

Johnson has also been a guest for beIN Sports, TalkSport and Football Social – while also turning out for the Liverpool legends side.

But if you think he is struggling for cash, then think again.

He owns Bed of Honey Portfolio – a investment company that includes stakes in real estate, entertainment, fine wines and art, along with his own Glen Johnson Foundation.

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